Gamage, Chameera added to Sri Lanka squad for Pallekele Test

Dushmantha Chameera (left) returns to Sri Lanka squad
Dushmantha Chameera (left) returns to Sri Lanka squad
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Sri Lanka have bolstered their pace attack for the third and final Test against India in Pallekele with the additional of Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Gamage.

Chameera last featured for Sri Lanka in the longer format in December 2016 during the away Test series against South Africa and has overall played six matches in which he has snared 22 wickets including a career best match figure of nine-wicket haul.

Meanwhile, Gamage, who made his international debut in the One-Day International game against India in 2014 has played five games in the 50-over format but is yet to make an appearances in Test cricket.

Both Chameera and Gamage have taken the places of Nuwan Pradeep and Rangana Herath, who are ruled out of the game due to injuries

Pradeep suffered a hamstring injury during the first innings of the second Test in Colombo and did not come to bowl following the opening day while Herath, who is Sri Lanka's second highest wicket-taker in the series has been handed a rest to manage his workload.

The third and final Test will begin from Saturday with India already claiming the series 0-2 following their wins in Galle and Colombo.

Sri Lanka squad for final Test:

Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Gamage, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara and Lakshan Sandakan.

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